EyeWire’s Record Breaking J Day
On December 10th, 2012, EyeWire officially launched with J Day. The Huffington Post announced J Day with a special feature story by Sebastian Seung. Shortly thereafter the TED Blog called EyeWire “pioneering,” and Nature News referred to EyeWire as continuing “in the proud tradition of [protein folding game] Foldit.” A number of prominent figures ranging from Carl Zimmer to Jane McGonigal also lent their voice to sharing J Day.
This picture below visualizes the EyeWire community’s progress over a 24 hour period.
J Day by the numbers
In just one day, EyeWirers completed an estimated one-third of the first J Cell on EyeWire! (It’s an estimate because it’s hard to know how much of the cell remains until we’re actually done.) This was much faster than we expected. Mapping the entire cell would take weeks for a professional neuroscientist.
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